Mercedes-Benz has developed a visionary concept of a super sports car in the form of the AMG Vision Gran Turismo to commemorate the release of Gran Turismo 6 for the PlayStation 3. Due to premiere November 19 at the opening of the new Mercedes-Benz Research & Development Center in Sunnyvale, California, the super sports car will be taking to the virtual racetrack when the game goes on sale in December as the first of the “Vision Gran Turismo” series of vehicles.
To mark the 15th birthday of the Gran Turismo series this year, Kazunori Yamauchi, Producer of Gran Turismo and President of Polyphony Digital Inc., called upon the world’s leading automotive manufacturers and design studios to look forward into the future. Using the theme “Vision Gran Turismo,” these creative teams developed concept models which give a unique insight into the further development of the automobile. As virtual vehicles that function just like real cars, the concepts will be gradually unveiled in and integrated into the new game through online updates.
The AMG V8 biturbo engine delivers an exceptionally agile response to even the smallest movements of the accelerator through 585 horsepower and a maximum torque of 800 Nm. With an aluminum space-frame body and components in carbon fiber, the vehicle weighs in at 1,385 kilograms. The AMG sports exhaust system with eight tailpipes integrated into the rear end provides a powerful accompaniment whenever the car accelerates, ensuring an unrivaled motorsports sound experience. Gran Turismo 6 fans are in luck as the Mercedes-AMG sound specialists have created a powerful, sonorous exhaust note that authentically celebrates the V8′s love of high-engine speeds.
In the wake of a racial profiling scandal at Barney’s New York a lot of discussion has been going on around the new collaboration between the department store and rapper JAY Z, specifically whether or not the collaborative collection should actually release. In the meantime, Barney’s has put new policies into place and has created a special council ”specifically convened to deal with the issue of racial profiling.” Furthermore rather than only putting 25% of the sale of the JAY Z x Barney’s New York collection into the Shawn Carter Foundation, 100% of the proceeds of the sale will be donated.
This weekend the JAY Z x Just Don caps from the collection have released. The caps feature suede or leather uppers with tonal star embroideries and of course a python brim and matching back strap. Exclusive to Barney’s you can shop the caps now here for $695 USD.
Whether it is the Letterman Jacket, the Varsity Jacket, or the Destroyer Jacket, no matter how or what you call it, they are back. In classic Melton wool body, genuine leather sleeves, and lined with ample insulation to keep out the elements, the Nike Heritage Destroyer Jacket also features something extra, a large leather patch on its rear. However, it isn’t just any patch but one designed in the likeness of the classic Nike Air emblem found on old Nike‘s marketing materials.
Timeless in function and form, the Nike Heritage Destroyer Jacket comes in either all-black or red with white sleeves, both are available now at NikeStore.com.